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Low Midnight

**Cormac, the Kitty Norville series’ most popular supporting character, stars in his first solo adventure.**
Carrie Vaughn’s *Low Midnight* spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty’s most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes. In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary…a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty’s world and all who inhabit it.
With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, *Low Midnight* not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac’s past and lays the groundwork for Kitty’s future.
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**Cormac, the Kitty Norville series’ most popular supporting character, stars in his first solo adventure.**
Carrie Vaughn’s *Low Midnight* spins out of the series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty’s most popular supporting character, Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes. In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary…a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty’s world and all who inhabit it.
With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, *Low Midnight* not only pushes the Kitty saga forward, but also illuminates Cormac’s past and lays the groundwork for Kitty’s future.
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Love’s Labor’s Won

The Magical Families of Ashworth and Ashfall have been feuding for countless years, ever since something happened to split one family into two. Now, they have been invited to Cockatrice Faire… when no other magician would dare invite them both. And when it becomes clear that the Ashworth Heir and the Ashfall Heir have fallen in love with one another, Emily finds herself caught in the middle between two powerful families, each one capable of destroying her once and for all… Praise for Lessons in Etiquette “…Emily and Alassa are strong female heroes, remaining composed in the face of danger and asserting themselves when necessary. The book speaks to those who wonder how much developed nations should interfere in the cultivation of a developing society….” ~ Caryn Shaffer for the San Francisco Book Review.

The Magical Families of Ashworth and Ashfall have been feuding for countless years, ever since something happened to split one family into two. Now, they have been invited to Cockatrice Faire… when no other magician would dare invite them both. And when it becomes clear that the Ashworth Heir and the Ashfall Heir have fallen in love with one another, Emily finds herself caught in the middle between two powerful families, each one capable of destroying her once and for all… Praise for Lessons in Etiquette “…Emily and Alassa are strong female heroes, remaining composed in the face of danger and asserting themselves when necessary. The book speaks to those who wonder how much developed nations should interfere in the cultivation of a developing society….” ~ Caryn Shaffer for the San Francisco Book Review.

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Lost Time: Volume 1 [Books 1 – 3]

The complete first trilogy of the stunning sci-fi series Lost Time. For fans of Blade Runner, Altered Carbon, and the Matrix—a mind-bending sci-fi action blockbuster that’ll keep you guessing all the way to the end.They say you never forget the first time you die.Finsbury Gage knows this better than anyone. Now that he’s gone digital, he sees his death every time he closes his eyes—he and his wife, smeared across the highway after a malfunctioning bit-head ran them down in a stolen urban assault vehicle. He hung together long enough for the Second Skyn recovery team to rescue his fading thoughts from his ruined body and implant them in a custom-grown bioSkyn. His wife wasn’t so lucky.With his salvaged mind uploaded to a state of-the-art replacement body, feeling better than new, Fin is dumped back into his life—and quickly falls into a dangerous underworld of plastic minds and enhanced bodies, where death is cheap, and memory all that matters. And now that his brain is on speed dial, he’s replaying his last thoughts over and over, tormented by his wife’s final scream and the split-second image of her killer’s face. Finsbury’s going to find the man who stole his future, no matter what he has to do.Or who he has to become.***Second Skyn is the first book in the Lost Time series, a hard-edged cyberpunk noir in the spirit of Phillip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson. If you love your sci-fi relentless and armed with twists, this is what you’ve been looking for.***Here’s what people are saying:”Mashup Alice in Wonderland, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Matrix and smatter it with some Larry Niven and you’ll start to get a feeling for how many tracks this collection will have you on.. all at the same time and all at breakneck speed…Be prepared for what you can’t prepare yourself for and you’ll be richly rewarded.” – Amazon.com Review”Highly recommended for binge reading…” – Amazon.com Review “Absolutely Riveting…” – Amazon.com Review”A great concept and excellent writing. I think this just might be my new favorite series.” – Amazon.com Review “Scary technology and a ripping story-line…” – Amazon.co.uk Review “This book is brilliant.” – Amazon.ca Review”Today we see that a compelling premise, revealed quickly, can suck readers right down the rabbit hole…and so far I am 100% hooked and chasing the rabbit as deep and as fast as the story hole will let me.” – Jefferson Smith, CreativityHacker.ca

The complete first trilogy of the stunning sci-fi series Lost Time. For fans of Blade Runner, Altered Carbon, and the Matrix—a mind-bending sci-fi action blockbuster that’ll keep you guessing all the way to the end.They say you never forget the first time you die.Finsbury Gage knows this better than anyone. Now that he’s gone digital, he sees his death every time he closes his eyes—he and his wife, smeared across the highway after a malfunctioning bit-head ran them down in a stolen urban assault vehicle. He hung together long enough for the Second Skyn recovery team to rescue his fading thoughts from his ruined body and implant them in a custom-grown bioSkyn. His wife wasn’t so lucky.With his salvaged mind uploaded to a state of-the-art replacement body, feeling better than new, Fin is dumped back into his life—and quickly falls into a dangerous underworld of plastic minds and enhanced bodies, where death is cheap, and memory all that matters. And now that his brain is on speed dial, he’s replaying his last thoughts over and over, tormented by his wife’s final scream and the split-second image of her killer’s face. Finsbury’s going to find the man who stole his future, no matter what he has to do.Or who he has to become.***Second Skyn is the first book in the Lost Time series, a hard-edged cyberpunk noir in the spirit of Phillip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, and William Gibson. If you love your sci-fi relentless and armed with twists, this is what you’ve been looking for.***Here’s what people are saying:”Mashup Alice in Wonderland, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Matrix and smatter it with some Larry Niven and you’ll start to get a feeling for how many tracks this collection will have you on.. all at the same time and all at breakneck speed…Be prepared for what you can’t prepare yourself for and you’ll be richly rewarded.” – Amazon.com Review”Highly recommended for binge reading…” – Amazon.com Review “Absolutely Riveting…” – Amazon.com Review”A great concept and excellent writing. I think this just might be my new favorite series.” – Amazon.com Review “Scary technology and a ripping story-line…” – Amazon.co.uk Review “This book is brilliant.” – Amazon.ca Review”Today we see that a compelling premise, revealed quickly, can suck readers right down the rabbit hole…and so far I am 100% hooked and chasing the rabbit as deep and as fast as the story hole will let me.” – Jefferson Smith, CreativityHacker.ca

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Lost

If you love werewolves, paranormal, and looking for a book like House of Night or Vampire Academy this is it! YA for sure.- Reviewer for Sweets Books
I got this book from a giveaway, and it’s one of the coolest books I have ever read. If you love Hogwarts, and Vampire Academy, or basically anything that has got to do with supernatural people studying, this is the book for you.- Maryam Dinzly
This series is truly a work of art, sucked in immediately and permanently. The first line and you are in the book. Cheree Alsop is a gifted writer, all of her books are my complete favorites!! This series has to be my absolute favorite, Alex is truly a wonderful character who I so wish was real so I can meet him and thank him. Once you pick this book up you won’t put it down till it’s finished. A must read!!!!! – BookWolf Brianna
Cheree does it again with the first in her new series Werewolf Academy. Once you start reading you can’t put it down. Love the Heroes and Despise the Villains. Her details and your imagination puts you right in the action of the story. Download and Enjoy!! – Doughgirl61- Amazon Reviewer
This new series follows young werewolves sent to a protected boarding school to keep them safe from werewolf hunters. Excellent worldbuilding, well-fleshed characters, and intricate plots – looking forward to more! – Winged Wolf- Amazon Reviewer
Listed with Silver Moon as the top most emotional of Cheree’s books, I loved Instinct for its raw truth about the pain, the heartbreak, and the guilt that Alex fights.- Loren Weaver
Great story. Loaded with adventure at every turn. Can’t wait till the next book. Very enjoyable, light reading. I would recommend to all young and old readers. – Sharon Klein
When a human appears at the gates pleading for Alex’s help, he is more than ready to leave the Academy for a chance to cope with his guilt and heartache. Upon finding that Greyton is being decimated by gangs, Alex turns into the city’s vigilante, rescuing its citizens and returning the streets to those who learn to look to him for protection.
But when Drogan turns the tables, Alex is forced to choose to between the humans he has protected with his life, and the girl who holds his heart.

If you love werewolves, paranormal, and looking for a book like House of Night or Vampire Academy this is it! YA for sure.- Reviewer for Sweets Books
I got this book from a giveaway, and it’s one of the coolest books I have ever read. If you love Hogwarts, and Vampire Academy, or basically anything that has got to do with supernatural people studying, this is the book for you.- Maryam Dinzly
This series is truly a work of art, sucked in immediately and permanently. The first line and you are in the book. Cheree Alsop is a gifted writer, all of her books are my complete favorites!! This series has to be my absolute favorite, Alex is truly a wonderful character who I so wish was real so I can meet him and thank him. Once you pick this book up you won’t put it down till it’s finished. A must read!!!!! – BookWolf Brianna
Cheree does it again with the first in her new series Werewolf Academy. Once you start reading you can’t put it down. Love the Heroes and Despise the Villains. Her details and your imagination puts you right in the action of the story. Download and Enjoy!! – Doughgirl61- Amazon Reviewer
This new series follows young werewolves sent to a protected boarding school to keep them safe from werewolf hunters. Excellent worldbuilding, well-fleshed characters, and intricate plots – looking forward to more! – Winged Wolf- Amazon Reviewer
Listed with Silver Moon as the top most emotional of Cheree’s books, I loved Instinct for its raw truth about the pain, the heartbreak, and the guilt that Alex fights.- Loren Weaver
Great story. Loaded with adventure at every turn. Can’t wait till the next book. Very enjoyable, light reading. I would recommend to all young and old readers. – Sharon Klein
When a human appears at the gates pleading for Alex’s help, he is more than ready to leave the Academy for a chance to cope with his guilt and heartache. Upon finding that Greyton is being decimated by gangs, Alex turns into the city’s vigilante, rescuing its citizens and returning the streets to those who learn to look to him for protection.
But when Drogan turns the tables, Alex is forced to choose to between the humans he has protected with his life, and the girl who holds his heart.

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Long Fall

Four years have passed since human civilization fell, and life on Earth has evolved. Powered by living technology, fledgling human and Oikeyan nations now war for control on the surface, while the ancient starship Legacy and her human commander, Marcus Donovan, wait in orbit for a chance to create a more lasting peace.
But all of that changes when search & rescue specialist Jack Hernandez uncovers something dangerous hidden in the jungles of Mexico.
Now the race is on to control the artifact. Driven by fanatical ideologies and an insatiable hunger for victory, each side will unleash soldiers with power beyond reason in their bid to control the Earth.
But is any creature incorruptible enough to wield the power of a god?
*Biotech Legacy: Long Fall* is the long-awaited sequel to *Stars Rain Down.*

Four years have passed since human civilization fell, and life on Earth has evolved. Powered by living technology, fledgling human and Oikeyan nations now war for control on the surface, while the ancient starship Legacy and her human commander, Marcus Donovan, wait in orbit for a chance to create a more lasting peace.
But all of that changes when search & rescue specialist Jack Hernandez uncovers something dangerous hidden in the jungles of Mexico.
Now the race is on to control the artifact. Driven by fanatical ideologies and an insatiable hunger for victory, each side will unleash soldiers with power beyond reason in their bid to control the Earth.
But is any creature incorruptible enough to wield the power of a god?
*Biotech Legacy: Long Fall* is the long-awaited sequel to *Stars Rain Down.*

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Lonely Planet Scotland

*Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher*
***Lonely Planet Scotland*** is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub, trace the trails of the clanspeople fleeing Glen Coe, or play a round in St Andrew’s, golf’s spiritual home -all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland and begin your journey now!
**Inside *Lonely Planet Scotland* Travel Guide:**
* **Full-colour** maps and images throughout
* **Highlights** **and itineraries** help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
* **Insider tips** to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
* **Essential info** **at your fingertips** \- hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
* **Honest reviews for all budgets** \- eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
* **Cultural insights** give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – castles, lochs & mountains, islands, literature, food & drink, museums, culture, wildlife, the land
* **Free, convenient pull-out** **Edinburgh map** (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps
* **Covers** Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, Inverness & the Central Highlands, Orkney & Shetland and more
* **The Perfect Choice:** ***Lonely Planet Scotland*** , our most comprehensive guide to Scotland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on the Highlands and Islands or Edinburgh? Check out***Lonely Planet Scotland’s Highlands and Islands*** guide for a comprehensive look at all these regions have to offer; or ***Pocket Edinburgh***a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
**About Lonely Planet:** Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!
*’Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves, it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media*
*’Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times*
**eBook Features:** (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)
* **Downloadable PDF and offline maps** prevent roaming and data charges
* **Effortlessly navigate** and jump between maps and reviews
* **Add notes** to personalise your guidebook experience
* **Seamlessly flip** between pages
* **Bookmarks and speedy search** capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
* **Embedded links** to recommendations’ websites
* **Zoom-in** maps and images
* **Inbuilt dictionary** for quick referencing

**Important Notice:** The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

*Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher*
***Lonely Planet Scotland*** is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub, trace the trails of the clanspeople fleeing Glen Coe, or play a round in St Andrew’s, golf’s spiritual home -all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Scotland and begin your journey now!
**Inside *Lonely Planet Scotland* Travel Guide:**
* **Full-colour** maps and images throughout
* **Highlights** **and itineraries** help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
* **Insider tips** to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
* **Essential info** **at your fingertips** \- hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
* **Honest reviews for all budgets** \- eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
* **Cultural insights** give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – castles, lochs & mountains, islands, literature, food & drink, museums, culture, wildlife, the land
* **Free, convenient pull-out** **Edinburgh map** (included in print version), plus over 50 colour maps
* **Covers** Edinburgh, Glasgow, Highlands & Islands, Inverness & the Central Highlands, Orkney & Shetland and more
* **The Perfect Choice:** ***Lonely Planet Scotland*** , our most comprehensive guide to Scotland, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

Looking for a guide focused on the Highlands and Islands or Edinburgh? Check out***Lonely Planet Scotland’s Highlands and Islands*** guide for a comprehensive look at all these regions have to offer; or ***Pocket Edinburgh***a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip.
**About Lonely Planet:** Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!
*’Lonely Planet. It’s on everyone’s bookshelves, it’s in every traveller’s hands. It’s on mobile phones. It’s on the Internet. It’s everywhere, and it’s telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.’ – Fairfax Media*
*’Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.’ – New York Times*
**eBook Features:** (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)
* **Downloadable PDF and offline maps** prevent roaming and data charges
* **Effortlessly navigate** and jump between maps and reviews
* **Add notes** to personalise your guidebook experience
* **Seamlessly flip** between pages
* **Bookmarks and speedy search** capabilities get you to key pages in a flash
* **Embedded links** to recommendations’ websites
* **Zoom-in** maps and images
* **Inbuilt dictionary** for quick referencing

**Important Notice:** The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.

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Leviathans of Jupiter

In Ben Bova’s novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s hostile planetwide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant’s team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet’s depths. However one of Jupiter’s native creatures–a city-sized leviathan–saved the doomed ship. This creature’s act convinced Grant that the huge creatures were intelligent, but he lacked scientific proof.
Now, several years later, Grant prepares a new expedition to prove once and for all that the huge creatures are intelligent. The new team faces dangers from both the hostile environment and from humans who will do anything to make sure the mission is a failure, even if it means murdering the entire crew.
One of *Library Journal* ‘s Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011
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In Ben Bova’s novel JUPITER, physicist Grant Archer led an expedition into Jupiter’s hostile planetwide ocean, attempting to study the unusual and massive creatures that call the planet their home. Unprepared for the hostile environment and crushing pressures, Grant’s team faced certain death as their ship malfunctioned and slowly sank to the planet’s depths. However one of Jupiter’s native creatures–a city-sized leviathan–saved the doomed ship. This creature’s act convinced Grant that the huge creatures were intelligent, but he lacked scientific proof.
Now, several years later, Grant prepares a new expedition to prove once and for all that the huge creatures are intelligent. The new team faces dangers from both the hostile environment and from humans who will do anything to make sure the mission is a failure, even if it means murdering the entire crew.
One of *Library Journal* ‘s Best SF/Fantasy Books of 2011
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Lessons in Etiquette

After completing her first year of learning magic at Whitehall School, Emily accepts an invitation from Princess Alassa to accompany her on her progress back to her home country of Zangaria, where the princess may meet her future husband. Alassa, who was a spoiled brat before she met Emily, wants to show off her friend – and impress potential suitors.
For Emily, it is a chance to relax and explore a world very different to Earth, meet new people and come to terms with her reputation in the Nameless World. After her defeat of Shadye, everyone wants to know her, to talk with her, to kill her … or to marry her. For Emily, hardly a social butterfly, the experience is disconcerting. She was never seriously courted before, not on Earth.
And yet, as she sees more of the countries surrounding Whitehall, she feels more and more out of place. The locals come from a very different culture, one that is often strange and horrifying to her eyes. Even her friends seem different people in their homes.
But dark forces are at work, plotting to capture the princess, take power in Zangaria … and undo all of Emily’s work. As all hell breaks loose, Emily may be all that stands between Zangaria and a return to the dark ages of brute force that threatened to lay the kingdom low, once before. And if she fails, her friends will be just the first victims of a war that will rip the Allied Lands apart.

After completing her first year of learning magic at Whitehall School, Emily accepts an invitation from Princess Alassa to accompany her on her progress back to her home country of Zangaria, where the princess may meet her future husband. Alassa, who was a spoiled brat before she met Emily, wants to show off her friend – and impress potential suitors.
For Emily, it is a chance to relax and explore a world very different to Earth, meet new people and come to terms with her reputation in the Nameless World. After her defeat of Shadye, everyone wants to know her, to talk with her, to kill her … or to marry her. For Emily, hardly a social butterfly, the experience is disconcerting. She was never seriously courted before, not on Earth.
And yet, as she sees more of the countries surrounding Whitehall, she feels more and more out of place. The locals come from a very different culture, one that is often strange and horrifying to her eyes. Even her friends seem different people in their homes.
But dark forces are at work, plotting to capture the princess, take power in Zangaria … and undo all of Emily’s work. As all hell breaks loose, Emily may be all that stands between Zangaria and a return to the dark ages of brute force that threatened to lay the kingdom low, once before. And if she fails, her friends will be just the first victims of a war that will rip the Allied Lands apart.

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Legacy of Kings

The young peasant woman Kamala has proven strong and determined enough to claim the most powerful Magister sorcery for herself-but now the Magisters hunt her for killing one of their own. Her only hope of survival lies in the northern Protectorates, where spells are warped by a curse called the Wrath that even the Magisters fear. Originally intended to protect the lands of men from creatures known only as souleaters, the Wrath appears to be weakening — and the threat of this ancient enemy is once more falling across the land.

The young peasant woman Kamala has proven strong and determined enough to claim the most powerful Magister sorcery for herself-but now the Magisters hunt her for killing one of their own. Her only hope of survival lies in the northern Protectorates, where spells are warped by a curse called the Wrath that even the Magisters fear. Originally intended to protect the lands of men from creatures known only as souleaters, the Wrath appears to be weakening — and the threat of this ancient enemy is once more falling across the land.

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Lectures on Nonsmooth Differential Geometry

This book provides an introduction to some aspects of the flourishing field of nonsmooth geometric analysis. In particular, a quite detailed account of the first-order structure of general metric measure spaces is presented, and the reader is introduced to the second-order calculus on spaces – known as RCD spaces – satisfying a synthetic lower Ricci curvature bound. Examples of the main topics covered include notions of Sobolev space on abstract metric measure spaces; normed modules, which constitute a convenient technical tool for the introduction of a robust differential structure in the nonsmooth setting; first-order differential operators and the corresponding functional spaces; the theory of heat flow and its regularizing properties, within the general framework of “infinitesimally Hilbertian” metric measure spaces; the RCD condition and its effects on the behavior of heat flow; and second-order calculus on RCD spaces. The book is mainly intended for young researchers seeking a comprehensive and fairly self-contained introduction to this active research field. The only prerequisites are a basic knowledge of functional analysis, measure theory, and Riemannian geometry.

This book provides an introduction to some aspects of the flourishing field of nonsmooth geometric analysis. In particular, a quite detailed account of the first-order structure of general metric measure spaces is presented, and the reader is introduced to the second-order calculus on spaces – known as RCD spaces – satisfying a synthetic lower Ricci curvature bound. Examples of the main topics covered include notions of Sobolev space on abstract metric measure spaces; normed modules, which constitute a convenient technical tool for the introduction of a robust differential structure in the nonsmooth setting; first-order differential operators and the corresponding functional spaces; the theory of heat flow and its regularizing properties, within the general framework of “infinitesimally Hilbertian” metric measure spaces; the RCD condition and its effects on the behavior of heat flow; and second-order calculus on RCD spaces. The book is mainly intended for young researchers seeking a comprehensive and fairly self-contained introduction to this active research field. The only prerequisites are a basic knowledge of functional analysis, measure theory, and Riemannian geometry.

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Lawful Interception

An all-new tale of Marcus Yallow, the hero of the bestselling novels *Little Brother* and *Homeland* \– as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, with the help of friends, hacker allies, and some very clever crowdsourced drones.
“I’d recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I’ve read this year.” –Neil Gaiman
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

An all-new tale of Marcus Yallow, the hero of the bestselling novels *Little Brother* and *Homeland* \– as he deals with the aftermath of a devastating Oakland earthquake, with the help of friends, hacker allies, and some very clever crowdsourced drones.
“I’d recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I’ve read this year.” –Neil Gaiman
At the Publisher’s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Laugh Lines

The Future is Coming, and It’s Going to be Hilarious! First Time in Paperback for This Wildly Comic Look by a Best-Selling and Award-Winning Writer at Several Possible—and Bizarre—Tomorrows, Including Two Complete Novels
Ben Bova, best-selling and award-winning author of the “Grand Tour” and “Asteroid Wars” series, takes a sardonic look at the humorous possibilities of future technology.
The Starcrossed: Bill Oxnard, a young technological genius, had perfected true three-dimensional television, making ordinary TV obsolete. He thought he would be rich and famous—but he hadn’t realized how deranged the executives running the industry were; nor what sort of programs they were planning to broadcast using the new process in the maniacal quest for ratings.
Cyberbooks: Carl Lewis has a dream—to make books accessible and affordable to every person in the country, and thinks his “cyberbook,” about as large and as cheap as a pocket calculator, will make it possible for anyone to download books directly and cheaply. But he has no idea what he’s about to get into, nor does his contact at Bunker Books, lovely but naïve aspiring editor Lori Tashkajian. Will they survive this foray into the cut-throat world of big publishing? And just who is suddenly murdering all those nice elderly people on the streets of New York, anyway?
These two full-length novels of twistedly comic, but very possible futures, plus six shorter but equally witty works, add up to a generous volume of futuristic fun and hilarious high-tech.
Książka ma 688 stron.

The Future is Coming, and It’s Going to be Hilarious! First Time in Paperback for This Wildly Comic Look by a Best-Selling and Award-Winning Writer at Several Possible—and Bizarre—Tomorrows, Including Two Complete Novels
Ben Bova, best-selling and award-winning author of the “Grand Tour” and “Asteroid Wars” series, takes a sardonic look at the humorous possibilities of future technology.
The Starcrossed: Bill Oxnard, a young technological genius, had perfected true three-dimensional television, making ordinary TV obsolete. He thought he would be rich and famous—but he hadn’t realized how deranged the executives running the industry were; nor what sort of programs they were planning to broadcast using the new process in the maniacal quest for ratings.
Cyberbooks: Carl Lewis has a dream—to make books accessible and affordable to every person in the country, and thinks his “cyberbook,” about as large and as cheap as a pocket calculator, will make it possible for anyone to download books directly and cheaply. But he has no idea what he’s about to get into, nor does his contact at Bunker Books, lovely but naïve aspiring editor Lori Tashkajian. Will they survive this foray into the cut-throat world of big publishing? And just who is suddenly murdering all those nice elderly people on the streets of New York, anyway?
These two full-length novels of twistedly comic, but very possible futures, plus six shorter but equally witty works, add up to a generous volume of futuristic fun and hilarious high-tech.
Książka ma 688 stron.

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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal

The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years — except Biff, the Messiah’s best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this divinely hilarious, yet heartfelt work “reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior’s pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there’s no one who loves Josh more — except maybe “Maggie,” Mary of Magdala — and Biff isn’t about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing years — except Biff, the Messiah’s best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in this divinely hilarious, yet heartfelt work “reminiscent of Vonnegut and Douglas Adams” (Philadelphia Inquirer). Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior’s pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there’s no one who loves Josh more — except maybe “Maggie,” Mary of Magdala — and Biff isn’t about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.

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Lady Midnight

**The latest Shadowhunters novel from bestselling author Cassandra Clare.**
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, *The Dark Artifices* , a sequel to the internationally bestselling *Mortal Instruments* series.
It’s been five years since the events of *City of Heavenly Fire* that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s *Dark Artifices* series.
**Praise for *Lady Midnight* :**
‘Positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal.’  *Kirkus Reviews*
‘Fresh and…wonderfully told.’  Booklist
‘Clare’s well-developed protagonists…, pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage.’ Publishers Weekly
‘Clare delivers spectacular Shadowhunter fare with her trademark street tough yet emotionally fragile adolescent characters taking on adult roles and includes plenty of violent action and passionate romance to satisfy fans of *The Infernal Devices*  and *The Mortal Instruments*  series, who will be thrilled to see some of their favourite characters from the previous books make appearances.’ School Library Journal’

**The latest Shadowhunters novel from bestselling author Cassandra Clare.**
The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, *The Dark Artifices* , a sequel to the internationally bestselling *Mortal Instruments* series.
It’s been five years since the events of *City of Heavenly Fire* that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.
Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions
Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark-who was captured by the faeries five years ago-has been returned as a bargaining chip. The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind-and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?
Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s *Dark Artifices* series.
**Praise for *Lady Midnight* :**
‘Positively aquiver with secret ardor and murderous zeal.’  *Kirkus Reviews*
‘Fresh and…wonderfully told.’  Booklist
‘Clare’s well-developed protagonists…, pell-mell action sequences, complicated family dynamics, and fascinating magic system continue to engage.’ Publishers Weekly
‘Clare delivers spectacular Shadowhunter fare with her trademark street tough yet emotionally fragile adolescent characters taking on adult roles and includes plenty of violent action and passionate romance to satisfy fans of *The Infernal Devices*  and *The Mortal Instruments*  series, who will be thrilled to see some of their favourite characters from the previous books make appearances.’ School Library Journal’

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Kudos

These are the tales of Eternal Voyager. Tales from a distant future in which all life is virtual. Everyone in the Metaverse takes for granted the ability to teleport; to change shape; to create entire planets for their playgrounds and to make backup copies of themselves, so they cannot permanently die. And what do these people who live beyond the conventional universe do with their powers? Mostly they party.What happens when a hedonistic society that has never known the use of money invents the concept? At first, a lot more work gets done. But very quickly, the race to gain Kudos develops a dark side. Eternal Voyager is one of the first to opt out of the scramble for Kudos. But can he restore the metaverse to it’s former, fun-loving, days?

These are the tales of Eternal Voyager. Tales from a distant future in which all life is virtual. Everyone in the Metaverse takes for granted the ability to teleport; to change shape; to create entire planets for their playgrounds and to make backup copies of themselves, so they cannot permanently die. And what do these people who live beyond the conventional universe do with their powers? Mostly they party.What happens when a hedonistic society that has never known the use of money invents the concept? At first, a lot more work gets done. But very quickly, the race to gain Kudos develops a dark side. Eternal Voyager is one of the first to opt out of the scramble for Kudos. But can he restore the metaverse to it’s former, fun-loving, days?

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Knighthood of the Dragon

“A tale of epic war and sorcery with a strong appeal to dragon lovers of all ages.”— *Library Journal*
Having proved his mettle as a dragon flier in the war against the Roche, Hal Kalais has earned his place as Dragonmaster of Deraine’s aerial forces. Taking advantage of the enemy’s retreat, Hal leads three squadrons in a combined land and air assault to push the Roche back to their capital and end the war once and for all.
But just as victory appears imminent, the Roche reveal the true strategy of their withdrawal. Digging in behind fortifications on mountainous terrain, they can keep Deraine’s forces at bay indefinitely. The tide of battle turns for the worse when Hal is wounded and captured by the enemy—who are fully aware of the prize Dragonmaster in their possession. Now bound to a prison castle by dark sorcery, Hal plans a daring escape to secure not only his freedom, but also the freedom of his people….
“Bunch does an excellent job of grabbing the reader from the word go.”— *SF Crowsnest*
“Lots of action.” *—Booklist*

“A tale of epic war and sorcery with a strong appeal to dragon lovers of all ages.”— *Library Journal*
Having proved his mettle as a dragon flier in the war against the Roche, Hal Kalais has earned his place as Dragonmaster of Deraine’s aerial forces. Taking advantage of the enemy’s retreat, Hal leads three squadrons in a combined land and air assault to push the Roche back to their capital and end the war once and for all.
But just as victory appears imminent, the Roche reveal the true strategy of their withdrawal. Digging in behind fortifications on mountainous terrain, they can keep Deraine’s forces at bay indefinitely. The tide of battle turns for the worse when Hal is wounded and captured by the enemy—who are fully aware of the prize Dragonmaster in their possession. Now bound to a prison castle by dark sorcery, Hal plans a daring escape to secure not only his freedom, but also the freedom of his people….
“Bunch does an excellent job of grabbing the reader from the word go.”— *SF Crowsnest*
“Lots of action.” *—Booklist*

Only registered users can download this free product.